Friday Portland Metro Weather: Scattered showers with cloudy skies


Windy, unsettled and changeable weekend ahead.

Monday Night - A chance of rain.

- Quieter leading up to Thanksgiving, but some opportunities for precipitation.

The morning fog risk will be present Friday and Saturday morning.

Partly cloudy skies are expected Sunday night, with a more seasonably cold overnight low in the lower 30s expected.

A few showers hang on early Sunday morning, but a drying and clearing trend take over for the rest of the morning and afternoon. Pockets in northern New Hampshire, Coos county is likely to see a bit of freezing rain and light snow. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for all counties until Noon on Sunday, with gusts up to 50MPH likely. However, strong westerly winds have been gusting as high as 40 to 50 miles-per-hour this morning, and some similarly strong gusts remain possible through the first part of the afternoon.

We go from 55 on Saturday, to 37 on Sunday. Once the cold front passes, temperatures will begin to fall and winds will remain quite gusty! The strong wind will build 15+ ft. waves and increase shoreline erosion. We will stay dry throughout the day but as we head into overnight those will start to rise. Northwest wind 13 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 33 miles per hour. Some of the rain could transition into snow showers or flurries with no accumulation. Keep an eye on Live Doppler 9 this weekend; it's possible to see a messy Monday morning commute for some in central NY.

We are still hanging on to the breeze as we close out the work week, but the sunshine also stays with us. That's a milder wind direction, and we should see a nice bump up in temperatures for Tuesday afternoon as highs approach the mid 50s, about a ten degree improvement over Monday. As of now it is not looking like a big deal.